NCR Aloha Configuration Center
Remotely access your site systems and perform updates automatically
Aloha Configuration Center is a centralized database management application that manages Aloha POS configuration settings for mult-store restaurant organizations. It offers remote distribution and access capabilities through an easy-to-use .NET rich-client interface.
- Access your configuration data from anywhere
Aloha Configuration Center provides secure access to your hosted configuration data from any location via the Internet.
This hosted solution provides a single point of administration at a data center that is backed by redundant Internet and database access. Network administration, data backup, server software and hardware maintenance are managed for you – allowing you to focus on your business.
- Control your data with security roles and permissions
Each user account can contain a unique set of job roles. Each job role is assigned a set of security permissions which determine the functions and options available to the user.
Record-level ownership assignments enforce multiple levels of data security. Each record in the database can be assigned an ownership level which determines who can view and edit the data.
- Distribute data automatically and perform real-time updates
Each new menu item, price change or POS configuration update is synchronized with your sites through an automated distribution process.
Each site retrieves its database changes from the data center based on a configurable frequency and updates the appropriate terminals when a system refresh is performed or an end-of-day occurs. Certain updates such as price changes and adding employees take effect without requiring terminals to be brought down.
Features of Aloha Configuration Center
- Secure, hosted environment
You have access to your Aloha Configuration Center database from virtually any computer with the security of knowing that system administration is being taken care of at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.
- Rich, easy-to-use interface
Intuitively designed for the novice user with a rich set of advanced features and tools for the power user. The new ‘grid view’ style of each function screen keeps your data visible when you add or edit records in the application.
- Offline mode capability
Aloha Configuration Center converts to offline mode if connection to the hosted database is temporarily lost. All functions are available offline and any changes made are automatically synchronized when connectivity is restored. Because scheduled updates are pushed to the site in real time - they take effect regardless of current connection status.
- Data integrity and recovery
Aloha Configuration Center keeps corporate and store data synchronized at all times to allow for consistent reporting and effective systems management. Your configuration data is protected by automatic backup and disaster recovery support enabled by a robust data center infrastructure.
- Built-in security
Multiple layers of security ensure that your data is protected. Role-based user security and record-level data security prevent individual users from accessing designated areas. You have complete control over which types of data can be viewed and/or edited by each user.
- Automatic application upgrades
Aloha Configuration Center upgrades are deployed automatically. Each time the application is started it checks for available updates. If an application update exists, it downloads instantly.